Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Block Lotto for September Meeting

If you want to play here's the scoop on the Block Lotto for September's drawing...

Every month, we'll show a block at the meeting and post a link to a tutorial here and on our blog, along with a designated color scheme. If you want to give it a try, make the block and bring it to the next meeting with your name on a piece of tape on the back. Your block acts as your lottery ticket, and if we draw your name, you get all the blocks! If we have more than 20 blocks we'll draw 2 winners. You may make up to 3 blocks, giving you additional entries. If you win, you must show us a FINISHED QUILT (not just a top!) in order to win again, but you can still make blocks for future months.
The blocks might be a little challenging and out of your comfort zone, but hey, you have the chance to win lots of finished ones with a fraction of the work!

Since the tutorial makes 3 small blocks, you have the opportunity to make up to 9 blocks this month (the tutorial 3 times)! It's an easy-to-piece block, but fabric choices need to be careful. We're doing Red Pepper Quilts' Postage Stamp Quilt Block in LOW VOLUME fabrics, solids and prints: 
Here's what Craftsy has to say about what defines a low volume fabric:
A Low Volume fabric can best be defined as a fabric which shows up as a light solid (or nearly solid) in a black and white photograph. These fabrics can vary from the lightest tone on tone fabrics, to text fabrics printed on a light background, to light floral fabrics. Fabrics classified as Low Volume come in a variety of colors from white to cream to beige to grey. Quilting with Low Volume fabrics isn’t something new—quilts using these types of fabrics for backgrounds can be seen in nearly every era of American quilt making; however, the use of these fabrics is definitely something that is currently trending with today’s modern quilter.
If you are participating please bring your block lotto to the September Meeting.

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